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Qutub Minar, Delhi, India

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084Qutub Minar in Delhi is the 2nd tallest minar (73 metres) in India and is made of red sandstone and marble with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur’an. The tower has 379 steps, is 72.5 metres (237.8 ft) high and has a base diameter of 14.3 metres which narrows to 2.7 metres at the top.

Construction was started in 1193 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak and was carried on by his successor, Iltutmish. In 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlaq constructed the fifth and the last storey. It was built to serve the purpose of a minaret and is surrounded by several other medieval structures and ruins.

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